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This will be great for shares of MRK.
MRK shares, as you can see from the graph above, have already taken off. But, at ~$62 you should definitely get some.
I was curious as to why my doctors had put me on Cardura for prostate health rather than Propecia — given that I need all the help I can get when it comes to retaining the little hair I have. Now, I know. My doctors have always known what is important to me. Hair or ED? I don’t think that there is even a choice.
But, buy MRK. You will thank me. Don’t take Propecia. You will thank me.
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‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ The BOOK: More Incisive, Fulfilling & Illuminating Than Movie.
I saw the movie, serendipitously, when it was shown on HBO in April 2017. I had DVRed it because the title and HBO description of it intrigued me.
I did a post on my reaction to the movie on May 1, 2017. The movie, which was choppy, often hard to follow and disturbing in its portrayal of the Lacks family (who happened to be black) left me wanting to know more. I knew I had to read the book. I ordered paperback copy then and there.
I just finished reading it.
Good book. Well written. Fast paced, dramatic and with a lot of local color. I was very impressed with the author, Rebecca Skloot. She sure can write — and write well. She did a good job. My only gripe is that she, STILL, glossed over talking about the HeLa cells. I wanted more. More details. Maybe that would have been too ‘technical’ for the book.
The movie, and then the book, made me realize, to my chagrin and shame, that I really know very little about cells — in general. To I, that seems crazy. I really, over my, by and large misspent life, should have learnt more about cells. Yes, I do intend to try and rectify that. Cells are what makes ALL life on Earth possible. I have billions of them making up my body, BUT I know more about popes or Pluto than I know of the cells that keep me alive. What about YOU? Do you think you know all you should about your cells?
I was sad when I got to the end of the book. The book made you so much a part of the idiosyncratic Lacks family. You just wanted the drama to continue. Alas, too many died.
Sobering tale. Some very upsetting and disturbing episodes. How can such things happen in the US? Child abuse! The indignities suffered by blacks. Yes, I learnt loads. Parts of the book made me very sad and or angry. I am sure that there is till some of this ‘bad stuff’ happening in the black community. Such a shame.
You really should read this book. I urge you to. You will thank me for it.
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I still have not started using the Samsung S3 Frontier I got for Christmas on a regular basis to make this an issue, BUT soon I am going to want to combine the data from both my Garmin Vivoactive 3 and the Samsung S3, in one place, so I have an accurate picture of what I did during an entire day. If not, the days I wear the S3 for part of the time will be out-of-place. Garmin Connect and Samsung Health will both claim I did not meet my goals.
I found this APP. I have NOT signed up yet (though it is FREE) because the first review I read said it will not work, AS ADVERTISED, with Garmin Connect and Samsung Health!
So, I need to check it out more.
Just thought I will share with you as I go along. I will keep you posted.
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After the trouble I have had with my Garmin Vivoactive 3, I did not want to again be without an Activity Tracker on my wrist. Plus, the Samsung S3 Frontier really does double-up as a pretty decent dress watch. And that was how I used to it … when we went to Concord, NH, among other things to see the movie “The Greatest Showman“.
The Samsung S3 Frontier looks good. Wasn’t that heavy. I love the display. Great in a theater. Easy to read in the dark. I loved it.
It is not as comprehensive on the activity/fitness features as is my Vivoactive 3 — and it is NOT meant to be. Heart Rate monitoring is not constant — but more on demand. But, when I go out I would rather the have the S3 Frontier on my wrist than the Garmin.
I have found an APP that will let me combine the daily data from both. I have yet to try it.
I will keep you posted.
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I refused to wear the Rolex I had for 26-years, 24×7 even though I was told it would keep better time because it would always be at my body temperature.
But, since I got the Garmin Vivoactive HR in June 2017 I have got so used to having an activity tracker on my wrist that I feel LOST when I don’t have one. Well, when my new Vivoactive 3 died and I had to wait 8-days for a replacement I was very distraught.
Santa owed me a birthday present from way back in September. So, I called in my IOU. So, now I will have a backup if one of them fails, PLUS the Samsung makes a pretty decent dress watch.
Contrary to what Deanna says, I will NOT wear both at the same time to see if they record the same data. No way. This, for the picture, was the first and last time that they will grace my arm together. And no, I cannot wear a watch on my right wrist.
I got my Garmin Vivoactive 3 (Gunmetal) from “Heart Rate Monitors USA” in mid-November, 2017. As those who follow this blog know I, as both an Amazon Prime Member of longstanding & an Amazon shareholder, try not to buy anything other than from “Amazon Fulfillment“. But, Amazon could not get me the ‘3’ in Gunmetal till November 20 (though I had pre-ordered it) and HRM USA had a few already in stock and could get it to me on November 16. I was hesitant. But, I had already waited over a month for this.
I called HRM USA. Spoke to a lady named ‘Amy‘. She assured me that I cannot go wrong with HRM USA. So, I took a chance with them. AND THEY HAVE NOT LET ME DOWN. They have actually been pretty amazing. Brilliant. A credit to Customer Service. Exemplary. So many could learn from them. Garmin should be very proud of them.
As I have chronicled here, my Vivoactive 3 died 15-days after I got it. It appears that there may be an inherent hardware problem. I was crushed and dismayed. I was again going to be without a tracker on my wrist.
I called up HRM USA, on a Friday afternoon, in a panic. I got ‘Jackie’. She was very, very good. She immediately knew what to do. Said she will e-mail me a UPS return then and there. And she did. And, furthermore, she stayed on the line till I got it. I was impressed. This was good. I managed to get the return to UPS that evening.
UPS delivered it to HRM USA in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. I called to make sure. Spoke to both ‘Jakie‘ and ‘Katie N.‘ They were both so nice and kind. Assured me that they will ship me a new one, in Gunmetal, that day itself.
They did. Kudos. Bravo etc. I was so happy.
Then UPS screwed up. I was supposed to get it Thursday. They did not deliver. On Friday they said they would deliver on MONDAY! I was NOT happy.
I called and spoke with ‘Katie’. Asked her whether she could prod UPS for a (rare) Saturday delivery. She told me she would try and I knew she would.
UPS delivered it on Saturday! It is the season of MIRACLES!
I was so happy and grateful.
Brand new unit. No games. And for the icing on the cake this ‘3’ (albeit with newer firmware) paired with my Asus Android 7.0 tablet first time. Another miracle.
It is such a delight to deal with folks like ‘Jackie’ and ‘Katie N.’ I used to be a Customer Support Manager for both ITT and Northern Telecom — in the UK. So, I do know a bit about the art and science of making customers feel good. Well HRM USA sure can teach so many.
I am happy.
Thank YOU, Heart Rate Monitors USA.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
It was a serendipitous discovery, on Saturday, September 9, 2017, and we are delighted. BEST restaurant we have eaten at over the last few weeks and we have eaten out quite a bit of late. It happened to be the 7th time we were eating out over the last 9 days.
The plan was to eat the restaurant at “Castle in the Clouds” after we meandered about. We had had lunch there in July and had really liked it. We got to the restaurant at 4pm to find that it was CLOSED and that it is only open till 3:30pm — even on weekends in the Summer. Poor show and I have e-mailed the Castle to express my dissatisfaction.
I remembered that there was a restaurant on Rte 109, on the left, not far from ‘the junction’. That is how we ended up at “Buckey’s“.
Initial reaction was a bit ‘mixed’. Deanna, who is not a big meat eater (as I am), was not impressed with their slogan “Where good friends Meat!” They really might want to rethink that given that they have a pretty varied menu. The stuffed Bobcat on the wall did not go down well at all, at all, with Teischan and I. Plus, there was a large table next to us that was rather loud with their inappropriate language.
But, the service and food won us over. We had a male served, Joe, of roughly the same vintage as I — which means he was no spring chicken. But, boy, was he good. Very impressed.
The quality of the food was a revelation. I tend to eat burgers, without a bun — since it fits in best with my diet. There “Big Buck Attack” with very good onion rings and huge side salad (for 50 cents) was amazing. So was the ‘Sampler’. Next time I will have to order two. It was gone in no time. Deanna had a Greek salad and had no complaints. I ordered a chocolate ‘bomb’ for Teischan and she was MOST impressed.
Very decent pricing. Wine by the glass is served in two sizes. 5oz and 8oz. I like that.
Yes, we will be going back.
Very impressed. Very happy.